Sermons on Moses appoints Judges

Torah Parashah Shoftim

For Shabbat of August 26, 2017 Torah: Deuteronomy 16:18 – 21:9 Haftarah: Isaiah 51:12-52:12 Shoftim (שֹׁפְטִים‎) — Hebrew word for “judges,” is the first word in the parashah and is the 48th weekly Torah portion in the annual cycle of Torah readings and covers Deuteronomy 16:18–21:9.  The parashah provides a constitution — a basic societal structure — for the Israelites. The parashah sets out rules for judges, kings, Levites, prophets, cities…